SQL Server connection reference

Learn about the fields used to create an SQL Server connection with ThoughtSpot DataFlow.

Here is a list of the fields for an SQL Server connection in ThoughtSpot DataFlow. You need specific information to establish a seamless and secure connection.

Connection properties

Connection name

Name your connection. Mandatory field.

Example

SQLServerConnection

Connection type

Choose the SQL Server connection type. Mandatory field.

Example:

SQL Server

Host

Specify the hostname or the IP address of the SQL Server system. Mandatory field.

Example:

www.example.com

Port

Specify the port associated with the SQL Server system. Mandatory field.

Example:

1234

User

Specify the user id that will be used to connect to the SQL Server system. This user should have necessary privileges to access the data in the databases. Mandatory field.

Example:

userdi

Password

Specify the password for the User.

Mandatory field.

Example:

pswrd234%!

Instance

Specify an instance with all SQL Server databases run by a single SQL Server service. Optional field.

Example:

diazsql

Other notes:

Advanced configuration.

Version

Specify the SQL Server version being connected to. Optional field.

Example:

2016

Other notes:

Advanced configuration.

JDBC options

Specify the options associated with the JDBC URL.

Optional field.

Example:
jdbc:sqlserver://[serverName[\instanceName][:portNumber]]
Other notes:

Advanced configuration.

Sync properties

Data extraction mode

Specify the extraction type. Mandatory field.

Example:

JDBC

Valid Values:

JDBC, BCP

Default:

JDBC

Column delimiter

Specify the column delimiter character. Mandatory field.

Example:

1

Valid Values:

Any printable ASCII character or decimal value for ASCII character

Default:

1

Null value

Specifies the string literal that indicates the null value in the extracted data. During the data load, the column value matching this string loads as null in the target. Optional field.

Example:

NULL

Valid Values:

Any string literal

Default:

NULL

Enclosing character

Specify if the text columns in the source data needs to be enclosed in quotes. Optional field.

Example:

DOUBLE

Valid Values:

SINGLE, DOUBLE

Default:

DOUBLE

Other notes:

This is required if the text data has newline character or delimiter character.

Escape character

Specify the escape character if using a text qualifier in the source data. Optional field.

Example:

\"

Valid Values:

Any ASCII character

Default:

\"

Specifies the parameters passed with the tsload command, in addition to the commands already included by the application. The format for these parameters is:

+

--<param_1_name> = <param_1_value>
--<param_2_name> = <param_2_value>

+ Optional field.

Example:
--date_time_format = %Y-%m-%d
--date_format = %Y-%m-%d
--time_format = %H:%M:%S
Valid Values:
--null_value = NULL
--max_ignored_rows = 0
Default:
--max_ignored_rows 0